While it has produced interesting discussions like this thread, the positing by Dawkins and "The New Atheists" (term from the Wired article featuring him and other associates) of a "world without religion" seems pointless - religion will always be with us. What shall we then do?
This is not a statement on what I believe is "true" or what my religion or spirituality might be - it's observing the world. Yes, we know religion has been the excuse for countless terrible things throughout history and even before - what shall we then do? Yes, it also provides an excuse to remain ignorant of science, to be intolerant, to kill and oppress - what shall we then do?